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Areas of Expertise
- Business Continuity Programs & Plans
- Training & Exercises
- Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP)
- Pandemic Plans
- IT Disaster Recovery Plans
- Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Training
- Hazard Mitigation Planning
- Threat Vulnerability & Capabilities Risk Assessment
- Facility Assessments & Recovery Plans
- Risk Assessments
- Tabletop Exercises & Simulations
MLC is Known as an Expert and Skilled Business Continuity Consulting Firm
MLC is a recognized leader in Business Continuity, and we provide our clients with a menu of Business Continuity Consulting options that deliver comprehensive business continuity plans, and risk assessments, as well as hazard mitigation plans that have been recognized by FEMA as exemplary. Our experienced team of world-class consultants and process experts service all types of organizations to plan, respond, and recover quickly from a variety of hazards that their organizations may face. This helps our clients achieve better sustainability in a crisis and recover business quickly. From the smallest to the largest of impacts that might arise, our clients are prepared and able to assess the situation, determine the appropriate course of action and implement steps to handle the situation at hand, all while instilling a sense of confidence in their organization.
IT Testing in Business Continuity Planning
IT testing is one of the critical building blocks of a comprehensive Business Continuity Program. Not only for minimizing disruptions but also to ensure that critical processes are protected. In addition, for some organizations, testing is essential to comply with regulatory requirements and/or to maintain shareholder value. Typically, IT tests are routinely conducted on a quarterly or annual basis and may be performed internally within IT or involve outside vendors or business units.
IT testing involves multiple levels of complexity. Tests range from data recovery (including mirroring/RAID, DASD, virtual disk storage, and off-site backup restoration) of one or more systems to complete replication of the Production environment onto a Test environment – which may be conducted at a hot site, warm site, in-house, third-party vendor or a combination of locations and may even involve web site recovery. This is the most complex level of testing and involves hardware and operating system recovery, rebuilding applications, data security, data restoration, and end-user (business unit) scripts with step-by-step functionality verification. Further, stress-testing is often a key component which measures the impact of realistic traffic flows on the network. Furthermore, IT may also support the overall Business Continuity testing of the organization – either via table-top exercises or activation of the IT recovery plan. Finally, the CIO is frequently a member of the organization’s Emergency Operations Center and provides advice and updates to the Executive Leadership Team.